And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
The USN’s first rotary-wing aerocraft, the Pitcairn XOP-1 autogyro, pictured in flight over the aircraft carrier Langley (CV 1) in 1931.
No island and straight down the center line. Hell you could land a C-17 on that with the proper arresting gear.ReplyDelete
Just wondering if that ship carried aircraft, I supposed it did, but where are they stored?ReplyDelete
It didn't "store" planes. It had no hangar deck, the flight deck was little more than planks on scaffolding.Delete
I found a picture that shows an elevator about 1/3 back from the bow in the flight deck, so below she had a hanger deck. She is about the same size as a WWII CVE but with a much narrower flight deckReplyDelete
Thanks, I didn't see that on this picture, so wondered.Delete
Someone once asked, can we put a runway on a ship? Yes, why yes we can! And there it is, a runway on a ship!ReplyDelete
Lots of photos of Langley here:ReplyDelete
Sailed until 1942 and sunk in WWII. Crazy.ReplyDelete
Dang! I'll bet even Zero couldn't out-turn that thing!ReplyDelete